Stanislav Ioudenitch

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Stanislav Ioudenitch (born December 5, 1971 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan), is a pianist from the former Soviet Republic of Uzbekistan. He was a Gold Medalist at the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2001, tying for first place with Olga Kern.[1] He has also won top prizes at the Busoni, Kapell, and Maria Callas Competitions, as well as at the 1998 Palm Beach Invitational and the 2000 New Orleans International. His win at the Van Cliburn Competition led to a recital debut at the Aspen Music Festival and a European tour, highlighted by appearances at summer festivals in France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Early life[edit]

Ioudenitch was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and is a former student of Dmitri Bashkirov at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid. He attended the International Piano Foundation "Theo Lieven" in Cadenabbia, Italy, where he worked with Leon Fleisher, William Grant Naboré, Murray Perahia, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Fou Ts'ong, and Rosalyn Tureck.


Ioudenitch has spent the last three years[when?] on a worldwide concert tour, including continuing performances in association with the Cliburn Foundation. He has performed throughout Europe, the United States, Turkey, South Africa, and China, and collaborated with James Conlon, James DePreist, Günther Herbig, Asher Fisch, Stefan Sanderling, Michael Stern, Carl St. Clair, Justus Franzhe, and Mikhail Pletnev with such orchestras as the Munich Philharmonic, the Philharmonie der Nationen, the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., the Kansas City Symphony, Long Island Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Santo Domingo Symphony Orchestras, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and the Russian National Orchestra. He has also performed with the Takács, Prazák, Borromeo and Accorda quartets and is a founding member of the Park Piano Trio.

Ioudenitch is the youngest pianist ever invited to give master classes at the International Piano Academy at Lake Como. He is currently Associate Professor of Piano and the Artistic Director at the International Center for Music at Park University in Missouri, USA. His students include Behzod Abduraimov.


  • Third Place, Busoni International Piano Competition (1991)[2]


compact discs
title label date catalog number notes
1. Stanislav Ioudenitch: Gold Medalist, Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Harmonia Mundi 9 October 2001 HMU 907290

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